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NonProfitConnect Welcomes Two New Trustees

Attorney Chinsu Shajan and Talent Acquisition Leader Gretchen Gunn have joined the NonProfitConnect board of trustees. The new appointees began their board service with the capacity-building nonprofit in June 2021.

2021-07-29T20:27:41+00:00July 29th, 2021|

There’s No Going Back

As more and more of us receive our vaccinations, there is a longing to go back to pre-pandemic normalcy. But if there is one thing we have learned during the past year of living with Covid-19, it is that we can no longer ignore systemic inequities in our society exposed by the disproportionate suffering of the most vulnerable in our own communities. As citizens and responsible philanthropists, it is time to reflect on how our own actions have contributed to these inequities and to rethink how we give. Philanthropic organizations themselves are reflecting and responding with a new direction in grantmaking called trust-based philanthropy. Trust-based philanthropy is rooted in transparency, equity, humility, and collaboration. It is an approach to giving that aims to redistribute power between funders and nonprofits in an attempt to better meet the needs of the communities we are trying to serve.

2021-07-09T12:21:43+00:00June 25th, 2021|

Morven Museum & Garden Shares Re-entry Experience

Jill Barry,
Executive Director, Morven Museum & Garden

“I just wanted to let you know how wonderful our visit to Morven on Thursday, May 6th, was. We were simply delighted and it was a wonderful re-entry event. I appreciate all the staff that we interacted with and who helped make our first re-entry event so much fun.”

-email to Morven staff

Receiving messages like the one above signal a ray of hope that the

2021-05-20T18:31:05+00:00May 20th, 2021|

Pivot, Withstand, Renew

The pandemic has blown through our communities like a hurricane, canceling plans, changing priorities, leaving families grief-stricken, frustrated, and angry. As the pandemic anniversary approaches, we see encouraging signs of resilience and recovery, and some common themes in nonprofits’ approaches to tackling challenges.

2021-02-11T16:44:39+00:00February 11th, 2021|

Easy Wins to Become a More Tech-Savvy Nonprofit

First Steps: Becoming a Tech-Savvy Nonprofit

With all of the challenges presented by COVID-19, staff capacity and funding are two of the biggest areas of concern for nonprofits right now. Here are some key tips for being able to think through adopting new technology and not overwhelming yourself in the process:

  • Start small and align any new systems with your priorities. If you’re like most organizations, your formal plans for 2020 probably flew out of the window and you may feel like you’re reacting and planning week to week. Even so, you probably have some key goals at this point: engage current donors for year-end giving, recruiting volunteers, or planning a successful virtual event and programs. To keep things simple, make sure you
2021-01-01T18:29:39+00:00November 12th, 2020|

Creating Authentic Connection During COVID-19

With many people working from home, juggling virtual learning for their kids, and dealing with other commitments, hopping on yet another Zoom call can seem overwhelming at the end of the day. Remote engagement and technology are definitely necessary, but you should be mindful and strategic about how you use them to make sure your outreach is effective.

2020-11-12T15:53:53+00:00October 22nd, 2020|

Local Entrepreneur Joanne Canady-Brown, Smith Family Foundation, and NJM Insurance Group to Be Recognized

Local Entrepreneur Joanne Canady-Brown, Smith Family Foundation, and NJM Insurance Group to Be Recognized

Princeton, N.J., October 7, 2020- Liz Erickson Impact Award honoree Joanne Canady-Brown, Community Award honoree Smith Family Foundation, and Corporate Award honoree NJM Insurance Group have been selected as this year’s Impact Awards recipients for their commitment to community service. The Impact Awards are conferred every year by NonProfitConnect, the Mercer County–based nonprofit committed to building an increasingly diverse, skilled, and engaged group of nonprofit board and staff leaders. The honorees will be celebrated at NonProfitConnect’s Annual Impact Awards event on Thursday, October 29, starting at 5:30 p.m. This year’s sponsors including presenting sponsor Your Part-Time Controller, platinum sponsors NRG and NJM Insurance Group and gold sponsors BMT and Investors Bank.

2020-10-22T22:01:39+00:00October 22nd, 2020|

Planning Successful Virtual Events

Virtual events have become a necessity for nonprofits to consider during COVID-19 due to the need for social distancing and health concerns. If you are in the process of planning a virtual event, there are some key ways that technology can help with fundraising and engagement.

2020-10-22T21:57:50+00:00September 18th, 2020|
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